Month: November 2012

U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can be found here. Currently, Republicans are trying to block the U.S. from adopting it.

Schizoaffective Disorder Fact Sheet

NAMI just put out a new fact sheet on Schizoaffective Disorder here.

Stigma and the Hidden Schizophrenia Epidemic

This is a very good article written by a person who cares for his son with schizophrenia. Most people with schizophrenia, I hear, are not open about having the illness. And close family members, too, tend to keep quiet about having a family member with schizophrenia. This article goes into why people keep silent about the […]

Getting Enough Sleep is Good for Mental Health

Getting enough sleep is good for psychiatric health. Scientific American reports on some of the research: People with depression or other mental illnesses often report trouble sleeping, daytime drowsiness and other sleep-related issues. Now a growing body of research is showing that treating sleep problems can dramatically improve psychiatric symptoms in many patients.

Research Suggests People With OCD Are More Morally Sensitive

Part of my symptoms of OCD are moral (not religious) scrupulosity. So, moral issues, thoughts and compulsions have been quite common for me. However, research suggests that people with OCD and not necessarily scrupulosity are more morally sensitive than the general population. As Medical News Today reports: Morality problems cause much more worry for people with OCD (obsessive-compulsive […]